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MEASUREMENT OF PEAK DISCHARGE BY THE SLOPE-AREA METHOD
1. Purpose and objectives
This manual describes the application of the Manning equation to
compute peak discharge in open channels.
Field and office procedures required for this method are described,
selection of reaches is detailed, discharge equations are given, and a
complete example of computation of a slope-area measurement is also given.
A reach of stream with high-water marks from a recent flood.
The computed peak discharge.
5. Operational requirements and restrictions
Best results will be obtained when applied by a person experienced in
the method on a suitable reach with good high-water marks.
6. Form of presentation
Handbook in English.
7. Operational experience
Used in U.S. for many years.
8. Originator and technical support
U.S. Geological Survey.
10. Conditions on use
|(First entered: 25 AUG 87||
Last updated: 1 SEP 87)